Mobile devices lead media time in UK

In 2016, for the first time, adults in the UK will spend more time with their mobile devices than with desktop and laptop computers, eMarketer projects. This year, mobile time – which includes nonvoice time with tablets and mobile phones – will account for more than a quarter of daily media time for the average adult, at 2 hours and 29 minutes, representing an 11.8 per cent rise over last year.

Strike at French news channel iTélé ‘symbolic’ of greater struggles in journalism

An ongoing strike at French 24-hour news channel iTélé against the hiring of presenter Jean-Marc Morandini – who stands accused of sexually coercing minors – has come to represent a larger struggle over journalistic ethics and editorial independence. Morandini – a radio and television presenter famous for his gregarious, if at times raunchy persona – […]

The River Group announces new magazine partnership with BBC Worldwide

Content innovation agency The River Group has announced a publishing partnership with BBC Worldwide’s BBC Earth, which will see it appear in a new monthly magazine format. BBC Earth magazine will feature pictures, stories and characters from the natural world, as well as behind-the-scenes access to teams and experts, reflecting the brand’s mission to “connect […]

Telegraph not for sale, say owners after rebuffing approaches from two high-profile media figures

The owners of the Daily Telegraph have reiterated that their newspapers are not for sale after it emerged that two high-profile media figures have approached them about the company this year. Evgeny Lebedev, the owner of the Evening Standard and now online-only Independent newspapers, is understood to have made an informal approach over the availability […]